“Well this is my first layout.
I was a carpenter by trade so I just kind of winged it. No track plan or anything.
It’s by far not the best but I feel that I’ve lucked out a bit. I built some of the buildings from scratch. all of the trees except the orchard.and made the mountains from screen and plaster thanks for looking
“This is what my coal load looks like from start to finish
( 1 ) I start with a piece of quarter inch From that I trace out from the hopper cut to size
( 2 ) then I’ll make some support in the middle to hold up that foam put a dab of silicone to hold a three pieces together
(3) then take Elmer’s School or cheap school glue then brush on the glue light Coat, then pour the ant sight coal, after that dries then I either make 3 mounds or 1 mound the length of the hopper on my. O gauge cars. I also do slag loads the same way.
here are the pictures start to finish
“Hi Al. Keep up the great work on your blog. I have a question for you and your followers.
I have an n guage steam engine buy bachmann. On part of the track it pulls like a champ and on another part the wheels start to spin. I have cleaned the track and same thing happens.
I read on the internet about bullfrog snot. it is a coating you put on the wheels. If you would can you get me an answer if this stuff works or is there another solution?
Larry from Baltimore Md.”
Just spent most of Saturday figuring out how to work a new camera , for the layout , trust me, got the wrong pass word in , but once I got it , I could use this with Wi Fi , the result is fairly good , also a couple of more things I have done , new sounds , and more of the gangway joining with the coaches
A big thanks to Tony and Tom.
And who can help Larry?
Don’t forget, the Beginner’s Guide is jam packed with tips and tricks, whether it’s slippery wheels or anything else that gets you scratching your head.
Keep ’em coming.